It is an unusual job to be a professional carpet cleaner. Our clients expect us to deliver high-quality service at a fair price. Clients don’t always expect the same level of care we take when we visit their homes to protect their furnishings and home. In this article we have mentioned common carpet cleaning methods with which you can choose the best for your cleaning needs.
1) Hot-Water Extraction (steam washing)
Steam Cleaning is a term that refers to a method of cleaning carpets called hot-water extraction. This is because it heats up so much it steams. Some carpet manufacturers require that you use this service at least twice a year to keep your warranty valid. This method is widely considered to be the best for removing soils and contaminants embedded in carpet.
Steam Cleaning: How it Works
The steam cleaning process involves injecting a solution under pressure into the carpet pile and then extracting it using a truck-mounted vacuum. Many companies will use a pre-treatment to remove soils, oil deposits, and spots. A protective coating can be applied to carpets after cleaning for an additional fee. The term “scotchguarding” is often used to refer to this coating. It is a trademarked name but is also commonly used as a verb.
2) Rotary/Dry Foam Method
This method of cleaning has been around for quite some time. Although it has lost popularity, this method is still used as the first step in a 2-step process. Synthetic detergents have made great strides in recent years, which prevent re-soiling.
How Rotary/Dry Foam Works
This process uses a rotary floor machine that has a feed line to inject a chemical into carpet. The chemical is combined with the rotation of the rotating brush causes the carpet to foam and provides proper lubrication. The brush moves to agitate the soils and suspend them. A few floor machines are equipped with a vacuum system that extracts some soils and contaminants. Others rely solely on agitation. Recently, the rotary brush was removed from the cleaning world. The CRB (cylindrical rotating toothbrush) has been replaced by a safer, more efficient machine. The CRB spins vertically and lifts the piles, rather than horizontally like a Rotary machine.